Look what happened now...
It's spring and the wildflowers are popping up! Also the native plants and the annuals are fighting for attention. I have seen so many birds and even a few butterflies this week. No hummingbirds yet, as it still a bit too cool at night.
But I am sure the hummers are already back in south Texas though. My friends tell me the temps are already hitting high 80's! With a few days of 90' heat already! I shall try to photograph some of these tiny jewels during my next visit. This was wildflowers and such this time last year in south Texas. If you want to see.
These are the flowers I have seen so far in central New Mexico:
I spent one full afternoon at the nursery - looking for plants for my raised planting beds. New Mexico has a pretty good growing season and I was excited to plant some herbs and veggies.
I have another plant nursery to visit and then it will be time to plant! #Excited
Catch you later-
It's been awhile since we visited Rumi.
For those that don't know him yet, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī
more popularly simply as Rumi, was born September 30, 1207 and left this place on December 17, 1273. He was so many things including a poet, a scholar, theologian and a Sufi Mystic.
Wiki says: "Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the "most popular poet" and the "best selling poet" in the United States." Read more on wiki.
If you have not read any of his poems (what cave are you living in?) rush out now to buy a book or order from Amazon. Until it arrives you can read my Rumi tag for more uplifting, joyous and delicious Rumi poems.
"Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom."
"Love will find its way through all languages on its own." - Rumi
"Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it."
Enjoy your day!
I'm currently traveling but I wanted to wish you a happy Earth Day!
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 throughout the world. To celebrate various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and now more than 193 countries coordinate for a global holiday! For more info visit wiki.
I usually only take photos of my "Fake Baking" and chocolate concoctions, but I do cook (create) a lot of dishes. My food is pretty random and rarely beautiful to photograph. I also don't style it up, so if you are looking for styled photos of succulent berries or colourful smoothie bowls, sorry to disappoint! But people seem to like my cooking, they keep coming back for more and also asking for recipes.
Lately I have been making Hummus, raw zucchini noodle dishes, nut burgers and of course, Vegan deserts.
And of course I make "Vegan Reese's Peanut Butter Cups" every few days.
Recently I have been experimenting with different hummus recipes. I have been purchasing the beans already cooked and adding fresh ingredients and varying the spices. There are so many good recipes online, with many delicious variations, I doubt I will buy prepared hummus ever again.
My son is not a fan of tofu. I personally like it. I routinely prepare stir fried tofu and my son picks around it. I bake with tofu and he passes on desert that night...you get the idea. Not a fan.
I was wondering what I could make for a hearty, but fast Saturday morning breakfast before we ran away on an adventure. Not eating eggs makes for a more limited breakfast menu. Don't get me wrong, I do not miss eating eggs at all, not one bit. But with Vegan pancake mix being so crazy expensive and few options left I was stumped for ideas. I turned to versatile and affordable tofu.
But getting my son to eat tofu...
And to be honest the smell of eggs cooking used to turn my stomach, so I rarely ate them years before becoming Vegan. But that said, one of the all time best breakfasts I have ever had was a 'Migas Plate' at a hole-in-the-wall joint, on the wrong side of I35 in Austin. I think it was as much about the company as the eggs, but DAMN that was an amazing breakfast.
After much deliberation I recreated that breakfast using firm tofu. I chopped a bit of red pepper and onion and sautéed in a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil. I then added the drained tofu, and proceeded to "scramble" it about. I used a wooded spoon to help break it up and added turmeric for the golden color. From there I added a few chopped grape tomatoes, pepper and organic corn chips. I mixed it all up to warm, and then added about a cup of chunky picante sauce.
The sauce was extra spicy and chunky and I made sure to not over work it in the skillet.
It was a HUGE success! It probably took all of 10 minutes, including chopping the pepper and onions. My son ate 2 plates! We have a winner and I have a new fast Saturday morning breakfast!
We are also drinking Vega Protein Mix on busy mornings.
Also what do you do when your chopping garlic and see a green sprout? Well, you can still use it, just cut the sprout out and be prepared for the garlic to be a bit bitter. Or you can plant it!
And Voila A new garlic plant in the making! 💖
I know I really didn't show that much food, lol. I shall strive to be more vigilant and take more pictures in the kitchen on the next Vegan Food Diary Post.
See you at the airport!
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